Training Environment Positioning and Orientation System (TEPOS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-6819
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-011-0632
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-011
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOC.
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator:
Jim Stagliano
Senior Research Scientist
(770) 795-8181
jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com
Business Contact:
Susan Dugas
Vice President
(770) 795-8181
contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes the Training Environment Positioning and Orientation System (TEPOS) effort to provide accurate orientation and position information for platforms (participants and devices) within an immersive training environment. Utilizing waveform diversity, polarimetric antennas, a distributed receiver system, with PRA’s proprietary waveform processing and PRA’s unique rapid estimation technology, the position and orientation is determined for multiple platforms simultaneously in real-time.

Leveraging PRA technologies developed under previous SBIR contracts such as the Precision Pulse Positioning System, Precision Orientation System, and its proprietary Orthogonal Polarimetry technology, PRA will design a system that provides accurate position and orientation information of a platform in a completely wireless fashion yet add mere ounces (tens of grams) of mass to the platform. The advantages of this system are highly accurate position and orientation information updated in real-time, completely wireless between platform and imagery generator, each platform is uniquely identified allowing individual tracking in an environment containing many platforms, and mitigation of multipath fading thereby assuring optimum performance. Using commercial-off-the-shelf hardware, PRA will design (Phase I) and ultimately fabricate (Phase II) a low-cost, effective TEPOS technology.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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